File For Divorce Los Angeles

canstockphoto5724582-300x1481A marriage can be dissolved in two ways in Los Angeles. You can either take the conventional route by going for the traditional file for divorce or you can opt for the summary dissolution of marriage. The couples who are sure they want to file for divorce, normally go for summary dissolution as they cannot challenge the terms. If one of the partners is not convinced about the terms in the divorce petition, he/she can challenge it under a traditional dissolution. Here are some of the steps you need to follow, if you are filing for divorce in Los Angeles:

  • You must know when and under which circumstances you are eligible to file either for a summary dissolution or a traditional dissolution of your marriage. Even having a little knowledge about the divorce law regarding the state of California can help.
  • Either one of the partners must be a resident of the state of California for a period of at least six months to be eligible to carry out the divorce proceedings under the laws of California.
  • You will have to visit the information and self-help center and collect all the necessary forms and submit them duly filled. Take enough copies of the filled-up documents.
  • File the forms at the County Clerk’s office in Los Angeles after paying the filing fees, which is about $400 in California.
  • The next step is to serve the dissolution papers to your spouse. This can be done either by you or by a neutral person who is not associated with the case whatsoever. If possible take the help of a professional process server.
  • You will have to give a copy of all your financial disclosure forms to your spouse. The California law calls for you to furnish all the necessary details about your expenses, income and debts to your spouse. You cannot proceed further if you do not carry out this process.
  • In case you are married for more than 10 years or you have requested for child support, you will have to submit an expense and income statement.
  • The final step is to file the judgment forms by providing the originals as well as the copies of all the forms with the County Clerk.

Prepare for some more running from pillar to post if you decide to bypass hiring a legal document assistant and do it yourself when you file for divorce. Otherwise, you can take advantage of the services of a legal document assistant who can correctly prepare your documents when you file for divorce.

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